drought conditions

KUT Afternoon Newscast for May 6, 2024

Central Texas top stories for May 6, 2024. Austin’s new city manager outlined his priorities on his first day on the job. Elgin ISD and Georgetown ISD voters approved school bond packages. May rains. Wildfire risk management. Four Austin-area hospitals got a “C” grade for how well they prevent errors, accidents, and infections. The TSA will move the lines for PreCheck and CLEAR to a single checkpoint at Austin-Bergstrom this week. The Texas softball team finished their final year of Big 12 competition as regular season champions.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for April 19, 2024

Central Texas top stories for April 19, 2024. Austin Water unveiled a new plan to conserve water and battle drought. Moderate to severe drought is persisting mainly in western parts of Central Texas. The City of San Marcos is getting 14 million dollars from the U.S. Department of Transportation. San Marcos is hosting its annual summer fan drive. The City of Austin is looking into how entry fees at its swimming pools can be adjusted. Weekend rain chances. Tomorrow’s Texas Football Orange & White game is still on schedule, despite the high likelihood of rain. Austin FC face Houston in their second Copa Tejas match of the year.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for April 3, 2024

Central Texas top stories for April 3, 2024. Professors are raising concerns about the dozens of positions UT Austin is eliminating to comply with a law banning DEI programs. Federal regulators say Austin’s water is free of what are referred to as “forever chemicals.” Abortion law survey. San Marcos officials want to change how the city manages water restrictions during drought. Unemployment in Austin is on the rise. Eclipse day weather forecast.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for January 22, 2024

Central Texas top stories for January 22, 2024. Flood advisories possible with this week’s rain. How the rain will impact drought conditions. The City of Austin will issue an apology to sexual assault victims. Reactions to the City of Austin hiring former APD chief Art Acevedo. The City of Kyle is now “storm ready.” Leander water restrictions during pipeline repairs. Austin ISD might vote on their next permanent superintendent this week.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for January 11, 2024

Central Texas top stories for January 11, 2024. How the City of Austin is preparing for freezing temperatures. How to prepare your car for the cold. Plans for Austin’s MLK day march could change due to the freezing temperatures. Texas is having one of its warmest winters on record. Williamson county emergency responders partner with We Are Blood. Drought picture is improving with recent rains.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for January 08, 2023

Central Texas top stories for January 08, 2023. Wind advisory in effect until tomorrow. Austin is far from reaching its affordable housing goals. Utility company Aqua Texas is suing the Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District. Austin light rail lawsuit update. San Marcos is in stage 2 drought restrictions. Del Valle ISD school board could fill a long-vacant seat at tonight’s meeting.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for January 03, 2023

Central Texas top stories for January 03, 2023. A Federal Appeals Court ruled against the Biden administration in Texas abortion case. The Census Bureau estimates poverty rates for school aged children. The Climate Prediction Center predicts drought conditions to remain the same in January. The City of San Marcos is looking to fill vacancies in city boards and commissions. Healthcare marketplace enrollment deadline is approaching.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for December 01, 2022

Central Texas top stories for December 01, 2022. Austin runoffs Early Voting. Cedar fever season. Austin airport legal costs. Austin-area drought conditions. Texas volleyball NCAA Tournament.